Question about Whirlpool SF362LXS Kitchen Range

11 Answers

Oven igniter will not lite oven/broiler will not ignite, range top works fine on my gas oven. I have replaced electric ignitor, Safety feature called "lockout mode" seems to have kicked in and I cannot reset it... HELP

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • bdoherty17 Jan 29, 2009

    I have re-set the oven by unplugging it for 10 min. The oven/broiler still does not work but the range still does. any more suggestions?

  • bdoherty17 Feb 01, 2009

    I have also made sure that the standard 3-5 second oven lock is not on. The range works, the broiler/oven do not. It does not attempt to ignite (clicking noise) when the oven is turned on, it also does not produce a gas smell.

  • bdoherty17 Feb 01, 2009

    It operates on an electric spark ignition system. There is no glow stick or flame ignitor.

  • bdoherty17 Feb 26, 2009

    thank you. sorry for my delay... new to program.
    you are the only one that addressed the LOCKOUT problem. good job.

×

11 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,037 Answers

Hi

Well, the igniter is no longer the problem, you need to just replace the gas valve / with the integrated solenoid and that will solve your problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this may not be cheap but is the solution that you are looking for.

On a side note: During the lockout, the gas distribution valve
and ignition are turned off. All lockouts can be
reset by pressing the OFF/Cancel keypad on
the Electronic Oven Control.

Benjamin

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

The solenoid on that stove is probably in need of replacement

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 564 Answers

Hi,
It probably needs an oven igniter. Remove oven racks. Remove oven floor. Usually 2 screws towards back. Remove flame spreader if it has one. You can see long tube with holes in sides and igniter with 2 wires from rear. Now try oven. See if igniter glows. If it does but doesn't light within 1 minute, replace igniter.
If it doesn't glow, you need to check for power to igniter. Should be about 100 volts. If not may need ERC, "Electronic Range Control".




Hope this Helps, Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
PREM

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

If your igniter doesn't click, it will have to be replaced. If you are not getting a gas smell, either the valve is turned off or your feed tube that leads to the burner may be plugged and need to be removed and cleaned.

If you need diagrams or user instructions, please use this link or copy and paste it in your address bar.

Download Whirlpool SF362LXS freestanding range User's Guide

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers

When the bake igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven won't bake. The bake igniter should be mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches and will either be round or flat. If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. One of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.

If the bake igniter glows red and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve would not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.

A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:

-- defective thermostat
-- defective selector switch
-- defective gas safety valve

If you are certain the igniter is ok, it might be a good idea to call a professional appliance technician.

Hope this helps you out, so you can get your super bowl cooking done!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Matthew Brandenburg Feb 01, 2009

    I have to agree with localwonder, especially on a whirlpool oven, and given all the steps you've already taken, the heating element is definitely burnt out. I had the same thing happen to me over the winter holidays (Funny how much we really use our ovens) replace the heating element and you will be good as gold!

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 19,396 Answers

You have to press a key sequence to unlock the range completely.

The sequence depends on your model, and you need to contact Whirlpool to find out which ius the right one.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 05, 2009

    I told you , there is a key sequence, and this is not the same for all model, call factory by using the phone number listed on the owner manual.

    If you are in US call (866) 698-2538. Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm (local market time) Sat: 8:
    30am-5pm (local market time).

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 22, 2009

    All lockouts can be reset by pressing the Off / Cancel keypad on the ERC, and then restarting the oven program.

    If that does not work, then there is a problem, probably a bad assembled wiring or a short elsewere.

    The documents below can help:



    DIRECT SPARK IGNITION (DSI) OPERATING SYSTEM



    Title/TOC



×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,784 Answers

Hi there. unfortunately, it seems like your heating element has burned out. these things happen sometimes during long term usage. you can find this part at your local sears parts store. also, you may have a lose connection inside the oven behind the heating element, which is used to light the oven/broiler. if its a snap igniter that clicks until it lights, then, it is surely an electrical short. maybe a lose solder connections.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,214 Answers

Check that the ignitor is is glowing, and that you can blow through the gas tube from the main gas valve/temp control, to the orifice at the ignitor. It won't be a whole lot, but you should be able to build pressure with you moth, and allow to bled down theorugh the orifice, like a ballon with a tiny hole in it.

If it's blocked, then you won't get pilot, and then not main flame.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 140 Answers

Have you tried holding down the button (with the lock beside it) for 3-5 seconds?

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 1,199 Answers

Try unpluging for ten minutes that should reset it!

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 70,387 Answers

The igniter is just a small electric spark between two wire contacts, either the power supply to the prongs is defective or more likely the the tip's are worn away on the wire prongs, they are cheap to replace.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My GE xl44 gas range broiler won't work,


Hi,

The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

Oven not Working or Oven not Heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


heatman101

Jun 02, 2011 | GE Profile JGB900 Gas Kitchen Range

1 Answer

MGR5755QD CleanDesign Gas Kitchen Range: oven wont light. stove and broiler work fine. bad ...


Hi,

The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

Oven not Working or Oven not Heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


heatman101



dfasfdas



May 17, 2010 | Maytag MGR5755QD CleanDesign Gas Kitchen...

2 Answers

Gas will not come on in the oven. burner on top of range work fine.


If the model number is correct, this range does NOT have a pilot. In fact, most modern kitchen ranges use an electric igniter in conjunction with a gas safety valve. If BOTH oven features are no longer working, more than likely the control board has gone bad. This is your clock/timer assembly on the control panel.

If only one of the oven features is not working (e.g., BROIL works, but BAKE does not) more than likely you have a defective ignitor that needs to be replaced. Each manifold has its own igniter. The following link explains a little theory about electronic igniters and how to replace one (if required):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575727-replacing_an_oven_igniter_on_a_gas_range

If the igniter is weak, or no longer working, the gas safety valve will not open. You CANNOT light the oven with a match if the igniter is bad. This is a designed safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from building up inside the oven cavity with no ignition. Such a condition could lead to an explosion.

If you determine the control board to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3727366-replacing_control_kitchen_range

Replacement parts (if required) can be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify the parts you need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Feb 25, 2010 | Whirlpool SF367 Gas Kitchen Range

2 Answers

Amana stove, oven igniter works but oven wont light


although the bake ignitor appears to be glowing, it probably does not glow with the intensity it needs to open the safety valve assy, VERY common problem, go aheadand replace the ignitor, this will correct your issue

Feb 09, 2010 | Amana ARGS7650SS Gas Kitchen Range

1 Answer

Have a GE gas range. Broiler doesn't work while


First clean the terminals at the control and check for tight wires at the incoming terminal block. Check the neutral wire for a good conection. If the ignitor reads less than 3 amps it does not have enough resistance to open the gas valve. Turn the gas off. Put a clamp on amp meter on the broil ignitor wire. Turn the broiler on. If less than 3 amps.replace the ignitor.

Sep 30, 2009 | GE JGBP28 Gas Kitchen Range

1 Answer

Broiler doesn't lite, no gas going to pilot


Most cases Broiler ignitor is out, after you turn on the Broiler, check the voltage on Broiler ignitor 2 wires, if you have approx. 110v, then change the ignitor, but you don't have 110v, then check Broiler safety valve and oven thermostat, but 90% of the time is the Broiler ignitor. Have fun.

Jun 29, 2009 | Dynasty DGRSC 48-6G Gas Kitchen Range

1 Answer

XL44 oven will not work


The fact that the igniter on the broiler actually begins to glow rules out your Electronic Oven Control (EOC) board. Usually when both oven features fail to work the EOC, or wiring, is the culprit. But...in your situation, the broiler igniter glows, but the bake igniter doesn't. You don't see this happen very often, but I believe you may have two bad igniters. The following link explains how to replace an igniter and gives you some theory behind how they operate:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

Although an igniter glows, it still may be bad. This is usually dependent upon the age of the stove and the frequency of use. Usually, the bake igniter burns out first, because it is used more often. These igniters also grow weak with age. Which means, if they do not draw the required current necessary to open the gas safety valve, you will not have ignition. This is a designed safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from filling the oven box before ignition. I would recommend replacing both igniters to see if this corrects your problem. If you require additional assistance, or have questions, please let me know before you rate the solution. I hope this helps solve your problem.

Feb 26, 2009 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

1 Answer

Viking pro. gas range/oven leaks when all knobs turned off


check both oven ignitor and broiler by turning the oven first, and time the time that the ignitor takes before the flame lights up, it should not take more then 60 to 70 seconds, and do the same to the broiler.the one that takes the longer passing that mark of the 70 seconds needs replacing it 's not getting hot enough to light the burner on time that's the one that passes gas with out igniting. replace that one.

Dec 10, 2008 | Frigidaire FEF336BC Electric Kitchen Range

1 Answer

XL44 GE oven not working. Bottom burner not getting gas.


You probably have a bad ignitor. If the ignitor does not draw at least 3.5 amps the gas valve will not open. This is a safety feature.

Nov 16, 2008 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

2 Answers

Oven & broiler not working


you ignitor is going out you will need to replace it the ignitor needs to draw a min of 3.2 amps in order to open the gas valve coil if short of this it will not open at thimes it may just have enough to open

Jun 28, 2008 | Hotpoint RGB528 Gas Kitchen Range

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool SF362LXS Kitchen Range Logo

Related Topics:

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Ismael Rodriguez...

Level 2 Expert

162 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4954 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...